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Part 2: Breaking technology: The latest in online real estate

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Editor's note: In this three-part report, Inman News catches up with a few of the latest developments to cross our desks. We examine a new home valuation and lead generation service, a site where sellers proactively look for buyers, and a new service among many that now offer a rich multimedia home-shopping experience. (Read Part 1 and Part 3.) In many communities across the nation, it's a home buyer's market. The inventory of for-sale homes nationwide has risen about 35 percent, prices have dropped about 2 percent and sales have fallen about 14 percent in the past year, according to National Association of Realtors statistics. Buyers are in the driver's seat, with an abundance of for-sale homes to peruse, and it can be a waiting game for sellers. takes a different approach to the market: Let the sellers do the searching. The site allows prospective home buyers to create a free profile that describes the home they are seeking. That profile is stored in a searchable...